An individual may operate an ORV on all streets located within the City provided that the ORV is operated only with the flow of traffic, on the far right of the maintained portion, of the road, subject to the following regulations:
   (a)   A person shall not operate an ORV at a speed greater than 25 miles per hour, or a lower posted ORV speed limit or in a manner that interferes with traffic on the road or street.
   (b)   ORVs shall travel single file, except when passing or being passed by another ORV.
   (c)   All ORVs operating shall display a lighted headlight and taillight when equipped.
   (d)   Unless a person possesses a driver's license, a person shall not operate an ORV on a road or street if the ORV is registered as a motor vehicle under the Michigan Vehicle Code and the ORV is either more than 65 inches wide or has three wheels.
   (e)   A person under the age of 12 shall not operate an ORV on a street.
   (f)   A person under the age of 18 shall not operate an ORV on a road or street unless the person is in possession of a valid driver's license or is under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian and the person has in his or her possession an ORV safety certificate issued by Michigan or another state or province of Canada.
   (g)   All operators must, upon demand by a law enforcement officer, present either an ORV safety certificate or driver's license.
   (h)   An owner or person in control or charge of an ORV shall not allow an ORV to be operated by an individual who is incompetent to operate a vehicle because of a mental or physical disability.
   (i)   A child less than 16 years of age shall not operate a 3-wheeled ORV or ATV.
   (j)   A person shall not operate an ORV at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper, or in a careless manner having undue regard for conditions.
   (k)   A person shall not operate or ride on an ORV unless they are wearing on their head a helmet and protective eyewear approved by the United States Department of Transportation. This section does not apply if the ORV is equipped with a roof that meets or exceeds standards for a crash helmet and the operator and each passenger is wearing a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt.
   (l)   A person shall not operate an ORV during the hours of 1/2 hour before sunset and 1/2 hour after sunrise without a working brake light that is brighter than the taillight.
   (m)   All ORVs shall conform to the noise emission levels established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the Noise Control Act of 1972, 42 USC 4901 to 4918.
   (n)   No person who is an operator or passenger on an ORV shall transport or possess alcoholic liquor in a container that is open or uncapped or upon which the seal is broken.
   (o)   An ORV shall be equipped with a spark arrester type United States Forest Service approved muffler in good working order and in constant operation.
   (p)   An ORV shall otherwise be operated in full compliance with all applicable provisions of state law, including, but not limited to, Part 811 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, M.C.L.A. Secs. 324.81101 et seq.
   (q)   An ORV shall not be operated upon any portion of a state highway unless specifically authorized by the Michigan Department of Transportation pursuant to M.C.L.A. Sec. 324.81131(6) and (7).
   (r)   An ORV shall not be operated upon any portion of a freeway.
   (s)   The operation of three-wheels, dune buggies, and/or sandrails on roads or streets within the City is prohibited under this chapter.
(Ord. 2020-01. Passed 3-11-20.)